Open VM Tools freeze/thaw

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Open VM Tools freeze/thaw

Veeam Logoby HSP » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:17 pm

Hello,

Can I use the Open VM Tools to pre-freeze/post-thaw mysql on a Linux system? Does it perform as well as the commercial version?

The only Veeam documentation about it is in the document linked at http://www.veeam.com/blog/backing-up-my ... ux-vm.html, which makes use of the commercial tools. My environment will include many linux servers, and I'd prefer to use apt-get to easily automate installation of the tools.

Thanks!
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Re: Open VM Tools freeze/thaw

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:51 pm

Hi Hunter,

Provided that you're able to use vSphere Client to create a snapshot which triggers pre-freeze/post-thaw scripts prior/post VM quiescence operation, then your Veeam backup/replication job will also be able to do this for the backed up Linux VM.

BTW - could you please tell me why you would like to use Open VM Tools and not VMware tools for your VMs?

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Re: Open VM Tools freeze/thaw

Veeam Logoby HSP » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:16 pm

VMware tools requires compiling for the system, and is interactive. With Open VM Tools, I can just include the open-vm-tools package in my preseed and I'm good to go.
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[MERGED] : Support of open-vm-tools ?

Veeam Logoby Yuya » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:14 am

Hi,

I am considering the use of open-vm-tools instead of the standard VMware Tools.
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search ... Id=2073803

Does Veeam B&R support the open-vm-tools?
Is there is a difference in function from Veeam's point of view?

Thank you,
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